So given we started with First Blood and we are now at Last Blood, it seems like the end.
But wasn’t John finally returning home in the 4th movie in the franchise after many years ‘on the road’ killing some arseholes in the local police force, nasty Vietnam people, Afghanis and Burmese rebels, the end?
Because when Johnny got home he tried to lead a normal life on his ranch exercising horsies and spending quality time with his niece and housekeeper. But now those pesky Mexicans have gone and messed with what little family he has remaining after he’s tried to live a normal life of retirement from constantly killing dickheads.
If only Donald would’ve built that wall like he promised!
So after a couple of dust-ups over the border, the Mexican ne’er-do-wells come looking for our man on his home turf and that’s when the laying of traps killing properly kicks off.
The John Rambo we’ve come to love over the years! Yes! Call in the cheerleaders!
The story is a bit weak if I’m honest, but that’s all made up for when the Mexicans start biting the bullets and various other means of death in some pretty graphic and gruesome ways.
Not the best in the quintology, but fine enough entertainment over a short-sharp 90 minutes or so.
I’m not convinced it’s definitely going to be the last one however. After the previous movie in what could’ve been the quadology but wasn’t, I’m now looking forward to Rambo: Green Blood, when the aliens attack, followed by Rambo v Terminator where he teams up Arnie again.
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Also available is the Rambo: Last Blood Saga paperback.
Running time: 89 minutes
Studio: Lionsgate UK
Format: 2.39:1 (Redcode RAW (5K))
Released: September 19th 2019
Director: Adrian Grunberg
Producers: Avi Lerner, Yariv Lerner, Steven Paul, Kevin King Templeton, Les Weldon
Screenplay: Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone, Dan Gordon
Characters: David Morrell
Music: Brian Tyler
Rambo: Sylvester Stallone
Carmen Delgado: Paz Vega
Gabrielle: Yvette Monreal
Sheriff: Louis Mandylor
Alejandra: Sheila Shah
Victor Martinez: Óscar Jaenada
Hugo Martínez: Sergio Peris-Mencheta
Juanita: Díana Bermudez
Maria Beltran: Adriana Barraza